NORTH WEST governors have
dispelled rumours that they intend
to break away from the Northern
States Governors Forum, NSGF,
the body that brings together
governors of the northern states.
Instead of breaking away from
the umbrella body, the North West
Governors said they are working
assiduously for the development
of northern region as well as
ensure that the NSGF remains and
waxes stronger than ever before.
The chairman of the subregional
body and governor of
Zamfara State, Alhaji AbdulAziz
Yari, who disclosed this at the
end of their meetings in Kano,
said that the quest for speedy
development of the region has
brought about their determination
to exploit comparative advantages
of collaborating with other bodies.
Yari said that the Development
Index of the region varies from one
geographical set up to the other,
adding that “there is diversity in
The chairman, who is also the
leader of Nigerian Governor’s
Forum, further stated that “we are
not breaking away from Northern
Governors Forum but instead we
collectively agreed to exploit our
comparative advantages to the
betterment of the region.”
“At the Northern Governors
Forum, we agreed that there’s
diversity in resolving regional
problems, because we realised
that the problems of the north east
is not the problem of the north
west”, Yari noted.
Governor Yari, who read the
communiqué released at the end
of the meeting, condoled with
the federal government and the
military over the abduction and
death of Colonel Samaila Yunusa,
and further charged relevant
agencies to re-strategise so as to
curb kidnapping in the country.
The body, which expressed
satisfaction with the success
recorded over insurgency in
the north east, also enjoined
Nigerians to continue to support
President Muhammadu Buhari’s
administration for desired results.
The body commiserated with
Kano and Kebbi over the recent
fire that razed major markets in
the two states, and pledged to
assist those who lost their fortune

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